Waning Gibbous on

Moon phase on 22 February 2030 Friday is Waning Gibbous, 19 days old Moon is in Libra.

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Lunar calendar 2030 | February 2030

Waning Gibbous phase
Waning Gibbous phase
Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

Waning Gibbous 78% illuminated

Waning Gibbous is the lunar phase on . Seen from Earth, illuminated fraction of the Moon surface is 78% and getting smaller. The 19 days old Moon is in ♎ Libra.

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Moon phase and lunation details

4 days after Full Moon

Previous main lunar phase is the Full Moon before 4 days on 18 February 2030 at 06:20.

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises in the evening and sets in the morning. It is visible to the southwest and it is high in the sky after midnight.

Moon is entering ♎ Libra

Moon is passing first ∠0° of ♎ Libra tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter ∠1966"

Lunar disc appears visually 1.4% wider than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1966" and ∠1939".

Snow Moon before 4 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2030 after 25 days on 19 March 2030 at 17:56.

Upcoming main Moon phases

Neap tide

There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.

Lunation 372 / 1325

The Moon is 19 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the middle to the last part of current synodic month. This is lunation 372 of Meeus index or 1325 from Brown series.

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Synodic month length 29.6 days

Length of current 372 lunation is 29 days, 14 hours and 27 minutes. It is 1 hour and 1 minute shorter than next lunation 373 length.

Lunation length longer than mean

Length of current synodic month is 1 hour and 43 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 5 hours and 20 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠67.6°

This New Moon true anomaly is ∠67.6°. At beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠104.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep increasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of apogee (∠180°).

Moon in perigee

Moon is reaching point of perigee on this date at 10:01, this is 12 days after last apogee on 10 February 2030 at 06:06 in ♉ Taurus. Lunar orbit is starting to get wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth for 15 days ahead, until it will get to the point of next apogee on 10 March 2030 at 02:23 in ♉ Taurus.

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Distance to Moon 368 405 km

This perigee Moon is 368 405 km (228 916 mi) away from Earth. It is 5 897 km closer than the mean perigee distance, but it is still 1 951 km farther than the closest perigee of 21st century.

Moon before ascending node

9 days after its descending node on 13 February 2030 at 04:07 in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is following the southern part of its orbit for the next 3 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from South to North in ascending node on 26 February 2030 at 05:23 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Draconic month

23 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♐ Sagittarius, the Moon is moving from the second to the final part of it.

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Moon before southern standstill

9 days after previous North standstill on 12 February 2030 at 17:24 in ♊ Gemini, when Moon has reached northern declination of ∠23.393°. Next 3 days the lunar orbit moves southward to face South declination of ∠-23.278° in the next southern standstill on 25 February 2030 at 22:24 in ♐ Sagittarius.

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Syzygy in 9 days

After 9 days on 4 March 2030 at 06:35 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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